byBrüggen, Ernst, Freiherr von der, 1840-1903; Sandwith, M
External growth.--Internal struggles.--Finances.--Industries.--The centre. The nobility.--The peasant.--Church and morals.--Poverty and famine.--The middle classes.--The European frontier provinces.--Colonies and world-power.--The institution of provincial assemblies.--Bureaucracy.--Questions of constitution Topic: Soviet Union
The postwar Soviet Union was a developmental state par excellence. Beginning in the 1950s, Soviet academics completely reinvented the discipline of international political economy and developed a new area studies academic establishment, creating the intellectual space needed to discuss how newly independent countries in the 'Third World' could plot their own non-capitalist development. Academics held conferences and seminars for visitors from around the developing world, often offering the... Topic: Soviet History
Something I made one evening when I was really bored. Based on the Brezhnev documentary in the Prelinger Archives. http://www.archive.org/details/BrezhnevA http://www.archive.org/details/BrezhnevB Topic: "brezhnev" "Soviet"
A drawing of the VR-190, the first Soviet conception of a piloted spacecraft in the post World War II era. Conceived by Mikhail Tikhonravov at Scientific Research Institute No. 1 (NII-1) in 1945, the VR-190 would carry two "stratonauts" strapped in an upright position on a 200-kilometer "hop" into the upper atmosphere. Many design innovations from the project were later used in the 1060s-era spacecraft, such as Voskhod and Soyuz. Publication information: Image from the files... Topic: Soviet-Spacecraft Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000162.html
Looks at life in Russia shortly before the disintegration of the Soviet Union from the perspective of a Moscow teenager named Alec. Discusses the ethnic diversity of the Soviet Union, the 15 different republics and the challenge of creating a market system and democracy. Discovers Alec's love of rock music, the importance of literature and warm friendships in his culture and how uncertain times affect a teenager's life. Topic: Soviet Union
This still from a movie shows the transport of a 7K-L1 circumlunar spacecraft on its Proton booster on the way from the assembly building to the launch pad at Tyura-Tam. Note the cluster of solid-propellant rocket engines at the top of the launch escape tower. The hatch on the external fairing for cosmonaut entry into the actual spacecraft can be seen in the foreground as a dark oblong shape. Publication information: Image from the files of Asif Siddiqi. Image and caption from Challenge to... Topics: Rocket Launches, Soviet Launch Vehicles, Soviet-Spacecraft Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000178.html